Terracotta kylix: eye-cup (drinking cup)

Attributed to an artist working in the manner of Lydos

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155

Interior, four warriors in combat
Exterior, obverse and reverse, sphinx between eyes

Typologically and stylistically, this is a remarkable cup. Eye-cups appeared about 540 B.C. Normally they have a Gorgon's face on the interior. A scene occupying nearly the whole interior is rare in black-figure. The influence of Lydos is evident in the imposing figures and clear composition.

Terracotta kylix: eye-cup (drinking cup), Attributed to an artist working in the manner of Lydos, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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